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Game Preview: Cleveland (69-66) vs. Kansas City (57-82)

September 3, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

Last night, the Indians guaranteed the Royals a season that will be under .500 by figuring out Bruce Chen, a pitcher who had dominated the Indians in his previous two starts.  Justin Masterson was consistent, even if his defense wasn’t and the bullpen was Mafia-esque, throwing two perfect innings.
 

Indians Promote Out of Necessity, Nationals Promote Out of Greed

September 3, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

Jason Kipnis, Lonnie Chisenhall, Cord Phelps and a few other Indians’ prospects have played quite a bit in the 2011 season, but it wasn’t supposed to be that way.  If the injury bug hadn’t gone crazy like the bed-bug epidemic of 2010, those guys would probably still be battling for the AAA crown with the Columbus Clippers.  Alas, injuries and trades forced the Indians hand, especially because they were in the midst of a pennant race.  This is not the case for the Washington Nationals.
 

Game Preview: Cleveland (68-66) vs. Kansas City (57-81)

September 2, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

The Indians wrapped up an 11 game home stand yesterday afternoon, taking a loss, 7-0 as the bats looked like they weren’t ready for the month of September.  The Tribe went 6-5 and ended up right where they were at the beginning of the home stand, 5.5 games out of first.  Now they travel to Kansas City for three games in preparation for a three game set against Detroit at Progressive Field to start next week.
 

Game Preview: Oakland (60-76) vs. Cleveland (68-65)

September 1, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

Last night, the Indians battled and battled and battled but couldn’t pull out the victory until the bottom of the 16th inning when Jack Hannahan hit an RBI single that scored Cord Phelps who was pinch running for Jim Thome.  The win moved the Indians a half game ahead of the Chicago White Sox who took a tough loss to the Minnesota Twins.  A four game sweep is now in the cards for the Indians.

Making the 12:05 start for the Tribe will be Fausto Carmona (6-12, 4.85, 1.33 WHIP) who will be looking to start off the month of September on a strong note.  Earlier this year against Oakland, Carmona threw eight dominate innings, giving up just one earned run on five hits.  Hideki Matsui, 9 for 14 against Carmona with two doubles and a home run, is someone that Carmona will have to shut down if he is going to have success against the Oakland lineup.

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Game Preview: Oakland (60-75) vs. Cleveland (67-65)

August 31, 2011 | | One Comment

 

By Matt Van Wormer

Last night, the Indians bats finally seemed to wake up a bit with Kosuke Fukudome, Carlos Santana and Jack Hannahan supplying plenty of power to push the Indians to a 6-2 victory over the slumping Athletics.  Jeanmar Gomez pitched better than anyone could have hoped and the bullpen did their thing as well.  Tonight, the Indians go for their third straight win in the series and also look to finish August with an above .500 record for the month.
 

Santana Swats Tribe Past Oakland; Indians 6, Athletics 2

August 31, 2011 |

By Cody Gunselman

In a matchup of two teams with sputtering offenses, the Tribe bats came alive tonight, pounding out six runs on 10 hits and defeating the Oakland Athletics 6-2.

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Game Preview: Oakland (60-74) vs. Cleveland (66-65)

August 30, 2011 |

 

By Matt Van Wormer

The Indians were finally able to make up some ground in the Central Division race last night as they took down the Oakland Athletics on the same night that the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals.  With the Chicago White Sox also winning last night, the Central Division now has the Tigers leading by five games over Chicago and five and a half games over Cleveland.  The Indians will take the field tonight, again trying to narrow the gap.

Ozzie Guillen, Please Shut Up

August 30, 2011 | | 2 Comments

By Matt Van Wormer

So, Ozzie Guillen thinks that we Tribe fans are bad people for booing Jim Thome whenever we got the chance over the course of the nine years that he didn’t wear an Indians uniform.  He also thinks we are hypocrites for giving him a standing ovation when he finally made his triumphant return to the shores of Lake Erie.  Should Tribe fans have blamed Thome as much as they did when he left for more money and the East Coast?  No.  Should we have pointed some of our bitterness to ownership rather than the man who said he would never leave?  Yes.  That being said, Ozzie Guillen still needs to shut his big yap.

Huff Puffs And Blows Away Oakland; Indians 2, Athletics 1

August 30, 2011 |

 

By Matt Van Wormer

Pitching has been the strongest aspect of this Indians team all season long. Monday night was no different as David Huff went six strong innings giving up just three hits over that time. Huff bounced back in magnificent fashion after a horrible start in Detroit nine days ago. He struck out four and walked just two to earn his second win of the season as the Tribe pulled out the victory, 2-1.

Brandon McCarthy was just as good in this game, throwing a complete game and giving up just two runs on five hits. McCarthy also set a career high in strikeouts as 10 Indians hitters either whiffed at or watched strike three. It took a couple of two out hits and a long home run to beat McCarthy on a night when he had very good stuff.

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Game Preview: Oakland (60-73) vs. Cleveland (65-65)

August 29, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

The Indians squandered opportunities in yesterday’s game against the Kansas City Royals and it cost them more than a chance to gain on the Detroit Tigers.  With the Chicago White Sox earning a sweep against the Seattle Mariners, who couldn’t seem to lose last week in Cleveland, the Indians are now sitting in third place in the division, half a game behind the ChiSox and still 6.5 games behind the Tigers.  With Oakland coming to town for four games, the Indians bats will have to wake up and make the proper moves to ensure lots of wins this week before heading out on the road.

Game Preview: Kansas City vs. Cleveland

August 28, 2011 |

 

By Matt Van Wormer

The Indians look to sweep away the pesky Royals today as they take the field for an afternoon battle at Progressive Field.  Last night’s game was full of excitement as Jim Thome hit his first home run in an Indians uniform since September 28th, 2002.  It was his 335th Home Run as a member of the Tribe and it helped the Indians out in a game they had to win.  Asdrubal Cabrera supplied some magic as well, hitting a three-run Homer that gave the Indians the lead in the bottom of the eighth.  Chris Perez used a Houdini routine in the top of the ninth to slam the door shut on the Royals.

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Game Preview: Kansas City (54-78) vs. Cleveland (64-64)

August 27, 2011 |

By Matt Van Wormer

While the “Thomecoming” didn’t go exactly as planned for Jim Thome last night (0-4, 2 K), the emotion in the building was palpable as the Indians were able to squeak out the 2-1 victory over the Central Division cellar dwellers in front of a packed house that welcomed back their prodigal son with open arms and voices.  The Tribe will look to keep things rolling in a positive direction and put another tally in the win column at Progressive Field tonight.  It will be a rematch of sorts as the two pitchers that went head-to-head on July 31st in Cleveland go at each other again.